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Data Centers: It’s All About Location

Has the location for your data center facility been properly vetted?  There are many considerations, and they have evolved considerably since many existing data centers were constructed and put into production. Basic Data Center Location Requirements First, from TIA-924-A-2012 (these are very basic requirements; they must be satisfied before any discussion of Tier 3 or …

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Why Edge Computing is Gaining Popularity Along with IoT

As the internet of things (IoT) gains in popularity, so does edge computing — with futurists projecting that they will grow in tandem. An alternative to cloud computing, edge computing has been identified as a way to process and store data closer to end users. But first, what is edge computing? With edge computing, IT …

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Data Center World Panel: Important Legislations Affecting Today’s Data Center

Earlier this year, we exhibited at Data Center World in Las Vegas and presented on Reliability-Centered Maintenance and participated on a panel on Managing the Risky Data Center. Our co-owner and in-house compliance expert, Rich Banta, was asked back to the fall event in New Orleans to participate in an important panel with some other …

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Turning Data Center Expertise Into Protection: Lifeline’s Feature in Bizvoice Magazine

As a “high-tech landlord”, we’ve been offering data center compliance and colocation services to a variety of high-profile clients — including health networks and the federal government — since 2009. While many others have realized the revenue potential for data center colocation services, they tend to underestimate how much time, knowledge, effort, and money goes …

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Data Center Uptime can Become No. 1 Priority with Growth of IoT

Just as consumers don’t have a high tolerance for glitches that make the lights go out or other utilities to crash, they will fully expect data center uptime to be around the 100 percent rate with the increasing emergence of connected devices at home and at work. That’s what a speaker told attendees during the …

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The State of Cybersecurity in 2015 [Infographic]

What’s as commonplace as your mobile habit and bankrupts businesses every day of the week? Cyber threats. Once confined to sci-fi movie plots, cyber crime is now an everyday occurrence, crippling businesses of every size and industry. How big is the problem? HUGE. In fact, the percentage of global security incidents now more than doubles …

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Protect your business against internal security threats

To hear a cyber security specialist tell it, the person behind one of the most high profile security breaches was an employee. Or at least a former employee. According to John McAfee, it was evident, based on the data released, that the hacker was intimately familiar with the technology stack of the company. “This is …

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4 things to know about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

With the U.S. Senate close to making a decision on a crucial bill involving cyber attacks, businesses are taking sides on whether or not the measure — if passed into legislation — will be in their best interests. Here are just a few things you should know about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA S. …

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Building a 24/7 defense against cyberattacks

As you build upon your defenses against cyberattacks, it’s important that you understand what you’re dealing with, industry experts say. Too often, people are under the impression that they must brace against the “big one” — a monumental “Cyber Pearl Harbor,” as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta described it years ago. The cyber environment is …

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Experts identify areas that increase risks for cyber attacks

If you’re like most companies, you’re probably neglecting two areas that could protect you against a damaging cyber attack — risk profile and authentication systems. That’s what experts reported during the “Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015” event in Las Vegas this month. The lack of strong authentication systems is prevalent in the industry, opening companies to …

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